Clergy - Holy Protection Ukrainian Catholic Church

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Pastor  - Rev. Father Zenon Walnyckyj

Assistant - Rev. Deacon Danylo (Don) Dudar
Rev. Deacon Danylo was ordained on June 28, 2015 by His Excellency, Bishop Stephen Chmilar, Epearch of Toronto and Eastern Canada, at Mount Many Retreat Centre in Ancaster, ON.

Deacon Danylo began his preparation for ordination, attending the Permanent Diaconate Formation under the auspices of the Arch-Diocese of Toronto, at St. Auguistine's Seminar.  In addition, he  completed courses at the John XXIII Center for Eastern Christian Studies, affiliated with Forham University and Maryknoll Seminary, in the Bronx, NY.  Deacon Danylo also completed the cantoring programme conducted by the Rev. Fr. Roman Galadza. based on the Anthology.  Most recently, Deacon Danylo also prepared for his instalation as sub-deacon by completing the sub-deaconal formation programme, under the auspices of the Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada.

Deacon Danylo has served as sub-deacon at the Church of the Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Burlington, ON.  In this role, and in addition to his role serving durign various liturgical services, Deacon Danylo was instrumental in organizing the liturgical calendar, co-ordinating liturgical music and providing support to readers of Epsitles, and altar servers.

Deacon Danylo is married to Grazyna, and together, they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.  They have the adult children and four grandchildren.

In civil life, Deacon Danylo is a Justice of the Peace in and for the Province of Ontario.
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